Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica

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Author(s): Dulai, A., Gasparik, M., Szentesi, Z. & Pálfy, J.
Title: First supplement to the catalogue of invertebrate and vertebrate palaeontological type specimens of the Hungarian Natural History Museum: 2008–2018
Year: 2018
Volume: 35
Pages: 3-59.


Abstract: A comprehensive palaeontological type catalogue of the Hungarian Natural History Museum (Budapest) was published in 2008. In the following ten years several new type specimens were deposited in the collection, both invertebrates and vertebrates, from microscopic radiolarians to large dinosaur bone remains. Triassic radiolarians and ammonoids, Jurassic brachiopods, Cenozoic molluscs, and Cretaceous vertebrates represent the most dynamically growing parts of the type collection. Th is supplement to the original catalogue contains the data of 175 species and subspecies, of which 148 are new taxa for the type catalogue. Among them 125 are represented by holotypes, and an additional 199 inventory lots of their paratypes; 23 new taxa are represented only by paratypes, in an additional 74 inventory lots. Th e vast majority of these taxa were recently described (between 2008 and 2018), although a few of them are previously established taxa with type material that was newly recognized to exist in our collection. This supplement also contains the data of four recently designated neotypes, as well as 16 rediscovered old type specimens which were reported as missing in the 2008 catalogue. We also include the known revisions and illustration of 14 previously established species and subspecies (in three cases with lectotype designation). At the end of 2018, the invertebrate and vertebrate palaeontological collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum holds more than 2500 inventory lots of diff erent type specimens, including name-bearing types of 1056 nominal species and subspecies.
Keywords: new taxa, neotype, vertebrates, lectotype, holotype, invertebrates, palaeontology, paratype

Journal: Fragmenta Palaeontologica Hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Fragm. Palaeont. Hung.
ISSN: 1586-930X
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Dulai, A.